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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Work has started on the world's first spinning skyscraper in, you guessed it, Dubai

Designed by Italian practice Dynamic Architecture, the 80-storey rotating residential tower will, according to the practice, generate 10 times as much power than it will use.

The tower will be built in stages, the concrete spine of the building will be built first while the prefabricated floor segments are constructed in a factory nearby.

Each floor will rotate independently, so those looking to buy an apartment should have a strong stomach. But at least if you have a few too many drinks, the room really will be spinning.

Another rotating tower will be built in Moscow, and Dynamic says it is in talks with developers to build similar schemes in New York, London and Milan.

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